THE ELEPHANT SANCTUARY
The Elephant Sanctuary provides a safe-haven for six African elephants and offers guests interactive elephant experiences.
OCEAN BLUE ADVENTURES
Sea Kayaking with a qualified guide to Robberg Nature Reserve and the seal colony. River Cruise on the Blue Lounge up the Keurbooms River in absolute luxury.
PLETTENBERGBAY GAME RESERVE
Experience a hidden gem, where abundant wildlife roam the plains, where the distant lion roars pierce the black dark of night and where the African sunset leaves an unforgetable memory.
TSITSIKAMMA CANOPY TOURS
A first in Africa. Enjoy the unequaled beauty of the indigenous forest high up on ten treetop platforms. Gently glide along in a harness, on steel cables 30 meters above the forest floor.
Being an environmentally conscious eco-marine operation, Ocean Safari’s conducts all cruises with a strict code of conduct, while promoting observation and conservation.
MONKEYLAND & BIRDS OF EDEN
Birds of Eden is the World’s largest free-flight aviary, and incorporates an indigenous forest with waterfalls and elevated walkways. Monkeyland is the World’s first multi-specie free-roaming primate sanctuary, renowned throughout the World for its rehabilitation work.
INGWE FOREST ADVENTURES
Ingwe Forest Adventures offers various facilitated outdoor adventure experiences suitable for groups of both adults & youths. We focus on developing excellent teamwork and leadership, through both physical & mental challenges.
TENIKWA WILDLIFE AWARENESS CENTRE
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre at Plettenberg Bay offers a truly unique Wildcat Experience. Guests are taken on a guided tour to meet captive-bred furry felines, living in a semi-natural environment. So close, you can hear them purr…
THE GREEN TICKET
Have you ever considered the impact of your holiday? Get involved with thegreenticket.org which allows you to help the local community and natural surroundings while doing something to offset your carbon footprint at the same time.
Scenic, whale watching and charter flights from Plett Airport (10 km / 12 minutes from Plett Central).
CANOEING ON THE KEURBOOMS RIVER
Rent a canoe in the Keurbooms River Nature Reserve – laze your way up river between high craggy rocks and deep verdant forest. A perfect opportunity for birding – nearly 300 bird species call the Garden Route ‘home’ (Keurbooms River Jetty: 3 km / 5 minutes from Plett Central).
A popular and easy snorkelling trail has been laid out in the sea in the Tsitsikamma National Park. Africa’s oldest marine reserve, set up to protect the unique coastal environment where cold and warm currents meet and mingle to create an immensely rich variety of underwater species, Tsitsikamma National Park lies 60 km / 50 minutes from Plett Central.
KNYSNA ELEPHANT PARK
The legacy of the Knysna Elephant lives on at the Knysna Elephant Park, where young, orphaned animals can be seen in a controlled, free-range environment. Here visitors may touch and feed the elephants (Knysna Elephant Park – 10 km / 10 minutes from Plett Central).
MARINE SAFARIS & BOAT CRUISES
Both Ocean Safaris and Ocean Blue offer marine safaris from Central Beach – three to four times a day, seven days a week (depending on sea and weather conditions). These 2 hour long tours begin with an exhilarating beach launch and life jackets, windbreakers and refreshments are provided.
See a wide variety of South Africa’s indigenous wildlife and more than 150 species of birds in their natural environment at Buffalo Hills Game Reserve & Lodges (15 km / 25 minutes from Plett Central);
Rhino Base Camp (25 km / 35 minutes from Plett Central).
Plett is surrounded by nature reserves and National Parks – which is perfect, because it means you’ll find many well-maintained hikes and short walks scattered throughout the area. The Robberg Nature Reserve is by far our most popular walking destination, with three trails to choose from – ranging from 45 minutes to 5 hours (9,2 km) in length. Guided tours are also available (Robberg: 10 km / 10 minutes from Plett Central). Other walks include Kranshoek, Garden of Eden, Nature’s Valley, Wittedrift, Milkwood Trail (all within 20 km of Plett Central) and the various trails in the Tsitsikamma National Park (70 km from Plett Central).
Forest outrides and horse trails are available (stables: 15 km / 15 minutes from Plett Central. Horses are not allowed on beaches in Plett).
Kayaking – the perfect way to explore Plettenberg Bay. Watch out for whales, dolphins and seals. And, of course, there are a number of rivers to be explored, too… (Central Beach boat launch site – 2 km / 2 minutes from Plett Central).
RIVER BOAT RIDES
There are about 6 km of navigable waters in the Keurbooms River Nature Reserve and a number of picnic spots next to the river with secluded beaches where you can spend your day swimming, tanning, fishing or – just doing nothing. To experience the beauty of the reserve: Join Keurbooms River Ferries for a relaxing 2½ hours; or hire a motorboat from the Angling Club to explore the river on your own. (Keurbooms River Jetty: 5 km / 7 minutes from Plett Central).
A little wilder, but equally beautiful. Facilities include a restaurant, public toilets and parking (10 km / 15 from Plett Central).
Often the busiest beach in Plett. Life guards on duty in season. It’s the launch site for Marine Safaris, dive charters and ocean kayaking tours and facilities include restaurants, bars, public toilets and the local National Sea Rescue Station. (2 km / 2 minutes from Plett Central)
Popular for long – long – walks, Robberg Beach stretches for kilometres between the Robberg Peninsula and Beacon Island. Facilities include public toilets and various parking areas – the closest being 2 km / 2 Minutes from Plett Central.
HIKING TRAILS IN THE PLETTENBERG BAY AREA
The Plettenberg Bay region is home to one of the finest collection’s of hiking trails in the world. Deep and ancient river gorges; evergreen forests; colourful fynbos and a spectacular stretch of coastline provide the ideal location for hiking enthusiasts. There is a large variety of walks in this region ranging from under an hour to six days in duration:
- Harkerville to Nature’s Valley
- Bloukrans to Storms River (Tsitsikamma National Park)
- Kranshoek Coastal Walk
- Robberg Nature Trail
- Milkwood Scenic Trail
- Hikers Paradise Trails
- Nature’s Valley Network
- Stinkhoutkloof Trail
- Storm’s River Mouth Trails
HELICOPTER CHARTERS AND TRAINING
Explore South Africa’s beauty from above on one of our breathtaking roundtrips in Plettenberg Bay and surrounds. Lift off from Dudley’s field (located directly next to the N2 between Plettenberg Bay and Knysna) and experience one of the biggest adventures that life has to offer – a bird’s eye view of the world.